Montana women are often justifiably concerned about the possibility of breast cancer. While great strides of been made in breast cancer research and treatment, many women are still diagnosed with this condition and die or have to undergo costly and painful treatments.
Medical experts generally agree that the early detection and treatment of breast cancer is important for the health and well-being of those who have the condition. Survival rates may be higher, and it may be possible to address the cancer using less invasive techniques. However, studies have shown that many women may delay seeing their doctor about breast cancer symptoms because they aren’t aware of common ones other than a lump or mass in the breast.
It turns out that there are several breast changes that may indicate cancer. These include skin problems, ulcerations, changes in the nipple or breast pain. This makes it important for women who are experiencing any kind of irregularity or change in the breast to seek medical attention.
Ideally, physicians will respond proactively when a woman visits them with concerns about her symptoms. In some cases, however, physicians don’t always pay close enough attention to their patient’s concerns. Some may fail to order appropriate tests or may fail to interpret test results correctly.
This type of medical mistake can sometimes lead to devastating consequences for the patient, including a worsened medical condition as the disease spreads to other parts of her body. Women who have been the victims of this type of mistake may want to discuss their situations and options with a medical malpractice attorney.